Monday, December 19, 2011

Red Velvet Cookies

Here is a great recipe from Southern Living....not only do they look great,they taste great!Your guests will rave about them!The icing is one to remember. These cookies are a bit large,so feel free to make them smaller if desired.

2-3/4 c. flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. butter,softened
1-1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. red food coloring
1 tbsp. vanilla
3/4 c. buttermilk
   In the bowl of your mixer,blend together the butter & sugar.Add the eggs,beating well,followed by the food coloring & vanilla.
   Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk,alternating between the two,beginning & ending with the flour.Drop by 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.Spread dough to make 3" rounds.Bake at 350 degrees until tops are set,about 15 minutes.Cool completely.Frost with cream cheese frosting,and crumble one cookie to sprinkle on the tops.These can be stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 8oz. package of cream cheese,softened
1/2 c. butter,softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
1-1lb. box of powdered sugar
   Mix all ingredients together in the bowl of your mixer until creamy.Spread on tops of Red Velvet Cookies.

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